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Local Artists We Love!
Charleston, South Carolina is an amazing place filled with music, art, and soul. There is no doubt that the energy felt through the city ignites an artist’s drive to create works of art that are stunning, intelligent, and convey a message. When traveling and walking the downtown area, take note of the passing art galleries, there are quite a few. Not to mention the market where local venders set up tables to sell their work consisting of needed jewelry, woven roses and baskets, and paintings. Art has progressed through time, and we would like to shine a light on just a few local artists we love.
Beth Williams is a artist who loves to use pastel as her medium. Her work consists of a beautiful arrangement of landscapes, sunsets, and hyper-realistic ocean waves. Her work has been broadcasted within the annual Piccolo Spoleto event, and is displayed in the Charleston Artist Collective gallery.
Cindy DeAntonio is a master of graphic lines. Her use of strong lines and cool colors is often representative of the low country itself. Taking from what she sees around her and projecting it onto canvas in abstract form tends to make the viewer feel and see the world through her creative eyes.
Susie Callahan uses her artistic ability to convey moods effectively through her artwork. Her magnificent use of light and bright colors allows a viewer to feel a different emotion with each of her paintings. Oil on canvas is her choice of medium.
Chuck Morris skillfully uses oil and watercolor to decorate a canvas with near picturesque quality. Landscapes such as the marsh lands are vividly portrayed and represented in a unique perspective.
Jonathan Green and his Gullah artwork is a staple for the Charleston area. Green is one of the most important artists of the south and uses his talent with vivid colors and unique style to create a conversation and move audiences.
Rick Reinert’s amazing, impressionist artwork has no doubt moved audiences across the United States, but also in other countries. A classic artist with wonderful taste and form, his work will live on forever.
While these are just a few of the artists who have roots in the Charleston area, there are many more who were not mentioned. Support your local artists this weekend by visiting one of the many art galleries located throughout the historic city. You’ll never know what treasure you will find.
Author: Jessica Carder, Creative Consulting 2018